Fall has finally arrived here in the hill country. Around every corner you can see touches of yellow, orange, and red.
The mornings are a little cooler, and the clear water in Cibolo Creek is calling for you to come wading through it. About 5 minutes East of IH-10 hiding behind Boerne City Park is Cibolo Nature Center. Whether you live in the San Antonio area or are just visiting it’s a great escape from the city and an easy, safe, and FREE way to see the beauty of the hill country. Stop in at Longhorn Cafe and have them pack you a tasty picnic lunch to go. What could be easier than that?
We arrived around 9:00am and almost had the place to ourselves. Click here for a beautiful 360 view of the visitor center. The visitors center is wheelchair and stroller friendly.
Head up the ramp or stairs and stop here to pick up a map.
Most of the trails could handle a good stroller or a really good wheelchair. It will be harder to get down to the river but not impossible. Head to the right of the visitor center and you will find real dinosaur tracks that the kids can touch, stand in, and jump to. These were a huge hit with my Dino loving family.
Photo ops are everywhere so charge up those batteries. All these pics were taken with my iPhone, but we are definitely bringing the “good” camera next time. These cute benches can be found around every turn.
The bird watching area has an adorable spiral staircase and play area/obstacle course nearby.
Lots of cute picnic spots.
We continued down the trail toward the water. I had searched photography in Boerne on Pinterest earlier in the week and knew the river was the place to be. It did not disappoint. With stepping stones to cross the clear water and a hidden sidewalk just below the surface, it’s the perfect spot for every age and skill level.
Wishing I would have put my little in his water shoes, but man those boots look cute. Plenty to keep the kids busy. Playing in the river, climbing trees, balancing on the stepping stones.
So much safe space for the kids to run and play. It’s ideal for toddlers. Makes me want to join in on the little explorers program.
The Nature Center offers a variety of programs.
We have only lived here a short time and have already made so many amazing memories on our Adventures in San Antonio.